Cheshiresoft CDAY Almanac

Today is Monday, December 18, 2017.

Birthdays

1886 Ty Cobb, baseball player.
1890 Edwin Armstrong, radio pioneer (invented FM).
1913 Willy Brandt, chancellor of West Germany (1969-74) (Nobel '71)
1916 Betty Grable
1917 Ossie Davis
1925 Roger Smith
1943 Keith Richard, singer (Rolling Stones)
1947 Steven Spielberg, director (Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Arc)
1947 Steven Spielberg
1950 Leonard Maltin, movie reviewer
1963 Brad Pitt
1978 Katie Holmes

Events

Saturnalia, celebrated with gifts, lights, closing of business
Saturnalia, celebrated with gifts, lights, closing of business
1787 New Jersey becomes the 3rd state
1849 William Bond takes first photograph of moon through a telescope
1865 13th Amendment ratified, slavery abolished
1958 first voice from space: Christmas message by Eisenhower
1958 Niger gains autonomy within French Community (National Day)
1961 India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao & Diu
1965 Borman & Lovell splash down, ending 2 week Gemini VII orbit.
1969 Britain abolishes the death penalty
1976 The Cure's first real gig, an accoustic set under the disguise of a folk group at Worth Abbey
1985 UN Security Council unanimously condemns acts of hostage-taking

That's all for today.

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